In 2012, the AFUL , a French non-profit organization ran a contest called AFULTab, challenging developers to propose a FOSS tablet environment with the hardware of their choice. NetBSD enthusiast and DeforaOS developer Pierre Pronchery prepared and submitted his own proposal on May 1st, co-winning the contest while also becoming an official NetBSD developer in the process. This talk will summarize the work done, the status and the potential future of NetBSD and the DeforaOS desktop... Topics: EHSM, NetBSD
Supporting a BSD Project Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil will give a joint presentation on the Foundation and how it supports the Project, and the FreeBSD Journal and how it advocates for FreeBSD and how people can contribute to the magazine. Topics: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
What is EdgeBSD? This talk will focus on the challenges of offering EdgeBSD, a binary BSD distribution based on NetBSD. This talk will also describe the necessary security requirements and work necessary to build EdgeBSD. Topics: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
HardenedBSD Internals HardenedBSD, which is based on FreeBSD, officially launched in August 2014. The HardenedBSD developers have been working hard to write expert security and exploit mitigation features. This presentation dives into each feature, showing how each is designed and written. We will dive into ASLR; mprotect restrictions; [lin]procfs restrictions; a new feature we call Integriforce, which is inspired by NetBSD's Veriexec; and other exploit mitigation features Topics: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
blacklist'd: a NetBSD Project Every host today that is connected to the internet and runs network daemons is constantly under attack by fleets of zombie bots or determined attackers trying to brute force their way in. Blacklist is a daemon and a library interface that provides a way for the network daemons to communicate with the host's packet filter and block those attacks. Topic: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
FreeBSD Virtualization Options FreeBSD invented the modern Unix container with jail(8) in the year 2000 and today supports Docker, Hyper-V, Xen Dom0 and DomU and now includes bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor. Michael wrote his first jail(8) management system in 2005 and has since operated NetBSD/Xen in production and was the first community user of bhyve, the FreeBSD hypervisor introduced with FreeBSD 10.0. bhyve is a modern, emulation-free hypervisor that relies on the Extended Page Table... Topic: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
Made to Measure: Network Performance Analysis in FreeBSD The networking sub-systems of any operating system have grown in complexity as the set of protocols and features supported has grown since the birth of the Internet. Firewalls, Virtual Private Networking, and IPv6 are just a few of the features present in the FreeBSD kernel that were not even envisioned when the original BSD releases were developed at U.C. Berkeley over 30 years ago. Advances in networking hardware, with 10Gbps NIC Cards... Topics: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
Improving MemGuard Support for UMA on FreeBSD MemGuard can detect use-after-free kernel memory bugs on FreeBSD. It was originally designed to protect the memory allocated by malloc(9). Later, the support for UMA was added. However, some UMA zones are not compatible with MemGuard. For example, some UMA zone use the conflict field in the vm_page structure. Some zones have init and fini functions that need to be called. This results in panic when MemGuard tries to guard these zones. This work... Topics: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
Interesting things you didn't know you could do with ZFS ZFS is well known for being a rock solid storage system with a plethora of features. Yet, most users are unaware of just how powerful ZFS is. ZFS is so fundamentally different from other file systems that new and interesting things are possible. This presentation will demonstrate a number of very interesting configurations that sysadmins, developers, and others may find very useful. Topics will include interesting subcommands, delegation... Topic: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
getdns, A New Stub Resolver getdns is a modern asynchronous DNS API. It implements DNS entry points from a design developed and vetted by application developers, in an API specification originally edited by Paul Hoffman. The open source C implementation of getdns is developed and maintained in collaboration by NLnet Labs, Verisign Labs, Sinodun and No Mountain Software. The presentation will demonstrate how the library gives fine grained access to DNS and DNSSEC, how this is an enabler for... Topic: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
Devio.us, the Free OpenBSD Shell Provider and Online *BSD User Group: Technical and Social In early 2010, a small team of OpenBSD aficionados came together to found Devio.us, a free OpenBSD shell provider. Over time, administrators have come and gone but Devio.ushas remained in continuous operation and has remained true to its original goal: to create a technical community of friends and colleagues around OpenBSD. This community is often the entry point for new *BSD users into OpenBSD and has... Topics: vBSDcon, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, BSD, UNIX, Verisign
Dru Lavigne, Chair of the BSD Certification Group gives an informative talk about the creation of the open source certification system for the BSD operating system. This talk covers the BSDA and BSDP certifications and the Psychometrically Valid testing process for confirming an in depth knowledge of the BSD operating system. Topics: BSD Certification Group, BSD Certification, BSD, Open BSD, FreeBSD, Dragonfly BSD, NetBSD, Dru...
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The first authoritative description of Berkeley UNIX, its design and implementation. Book covers the internal structure of the 4.3 BSD systems and the concepts, data structures and algorithms used in implementing the system facilities. Topics: UNIX, BSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, Programming, Software, Operating Systems, Kernel,...
Dru Lavigne, Chair of the BSD Certification Group gives an informative talk about the differences between Linux-based and BSD Operating Systems. This talk covers the different BSD Operating Systems (PCBSD, DragonFlyBSD FreeBSD NetBSD & OpenBSD) and how they compare with the numerous Linux-based distributions. Topics: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group, PCBSD, DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Linux
The Rubenerd Windows Vista review episode! Ruben ( Mac OS X and NetBSD user!) tries to objectively review Microsoft's latest desktop operating system: Windows Vista . He asks: Will it help you to be more productive? Has the Aero Glass interface been well executed? How much did Microsoft have on it's plate? Are the new features necessary? Are there any areas they've neglected? Can their market share save them? Microsoft has a lot of talented people, but is it really fully tapping their... Topics: windows vista, microsoft, redmond, windows xp, mac os x, netbsd, bsd, unix, linux, ruben schade,...
22C3 talk by Jacob Appelbaum who gives an overview on the state of modern-disk encryption systems. Topics: 22C3, Germany, discussion, Q&A, Jacob Appelbaum, encryption, full-disk encryption, OpenBSD,...
The pointless OS rambling episode! Recording shows at 03:45am; bizarre South Australian and Indian timezones off by half an hour; installing operating systems in virtual machines, VMware Fusion , VMware Workstation , Parallels Desktop , VirtualBox ; getting your hands dirty with real partitioning; choosing from FreeBSD , Draco GNU/Linux , OS/2 Warp 4.x , BeOS , DR-DOS , FreeDOS , NetBSD ; why it's a great time for OS enthusiasts to be alive; and why this should really have been filed under... Topics: timezones, vmware fusion, virtual machines, freebsd, draco gnulinux, os2 warp, drdos, netbsd,...
The news and FOSS episode. University Chronicles of Ruben (RBA interest rates), listener email ( Paul Schultz ), the Software Freedom Day in Mawson Lakes ( Ubuntu Linux , Firefox , BSD , GIMPshop ), the South Australian Linux Users Group , comparing Singapore and Australian news, and Tuxracer ! Download MP3 10:00 minutes, 4.6MiB Topics: mawson lakes, free and open source, ubuntu, netbsd, gimpshop, linuxsa, tuxracer, software, reviews,...
From the Rubenerd Dad's study. Reluctantly adjusting chairs, Ruben's Review (dual booting Mac OS X and Windows on a MacBook Pro, Windows gaming), Mini Rant Thursday, (Mac, XFce on NetBSD both more polished), The Top Five (Signs your back in South-East Asia), and nice Singaporean girls in Starbucks . Download MP3 10:00 minutes, 6.4MiB Topics: mac os x, operating systems, windows, macbook pro, rant thursday, netbsd, xfce, the top five,...